On January 27, KTM’s MotoGP teams will reveal their race liveries for 2022.
The 2022 MotoGP livery for the Red Bull KTM and Tech3 KTM teams will be revealed on January 27.
KTM’s four riders – Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira from the factory team, and rookies Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez from Tech3 – will be featured in the virtual launch, as well as new factory team manager Francesco Guidotti.
Guidotti joins KTM after leading Pramac Ducati to its first MotoGP victory (Jorge Martin) and best championship position (Johann Zarco) last season.
KTM won two additional MotoGP races last year after winning the first three in 2020, but it wasn’t a consistent front-runner in its debut season without access to technical restrictions.
Binder finished sixth overall, but Oliveira dropped to 14th following a nightmare second half of the season.
While the factory team lineup remains unchanged, Danilo Petrucci and Iker Lecuona are replaced at Tech3 by Moto2 champion Gardner (currently recovering from a wrist fracture sustained during motocross training) and title runner-up Fernandez.
Tech3 wore bright orange’ready to race’ KTM colors last season after losing Red Bull as a title sponsor at the conclusion of 2020.
The KTM RC16 is the only bike on the grid with a steel trellis frame (rather than aluminium) with WP suspension developed in-house (rather than Ohlins).
The Tech3 riders will be able to take to the track for the first time in 2022 during the Sepang Shakedown test, which will take place from January 31 to February 2.
During the next Official Sepang test on February 5-6, the Red Bull team will join them.
KTM will be the first of the Factory teams to present their plans for 2022, with Suzuki and Yamaha following on February 4, Ducati on February 7 (rescheduled from January 28 due to Jack Miller’s positive Covid test), Honda on February 8, and Aprilia (which has previously waited until Qatar) still to be determined.
The uniforms of MOTOGP racing drivers are currently available at the following websites for a reasonable price: